Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Two Angolan soldiers were killed Tuesday in clashes with fighters of the Front for the Liberation of the Cabinda Enclave (FLEC), which took place in Mbata Yema, in south-west Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), PANA learnt from authoritative sources here Wednesday.
The Angolan military were looking for FLEC fighter camps that had been reported in the Mayombe forest.
Last September, clashes between a commando of the Angolan army and FLEC fighters in the villages of Kikamba, Mbata-Yema and Boende, left eight soldiers dead and several arrested among the rebels.
Created in 1963, FLEC is struggling for self determination of the Enclave of Cabinda, which provides the major of wells in Angola.
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